The Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 provides for the South Australian Country Fire Service (SACFS) as a body corporate and also establishes the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM). The SACFS and SAFECOM are responsible to the Minister for Emergency Services.
The primary function of the SACFS is the prevention of fires, and provision of fire and emergency response services to regional and peri-urban areas of South Australia.
SAFECOM provides various corporate services in support of the SACFS’s primary functions. Also, the operations of the SACFS are financed by the Community Emergency Services Fund (the Fund), established by the Emergency Services Funding Act 1998.
For more information about the SACFS’s objectives refer note 1 of the financial report.